Eight miles @ 8:28 pace and the prettiest views. One hundred fifteen miles until I’m at the starting line for St. George! This one came up on me fast, and with this training cycle, I’m officially sold on a shorter block. I had a base leading up but didn’t start ‘marathon training’ until about 9/10 weeks out.
I find myself way more burned out when I do the 12-16 week training block. I can’t wait to show up to the starting line fresh this time.
Does anyone else have a beautiful bathroom along one of their favorite run routes? This one is complete with lotion, flossers, and even a shower.
Andrew made crepes for us all. PS He is now putting away a dollar a mile like I was paying the kids towards his new bike fund🤣.
We were out doing errands for lunch, and I passed by my favorite sweet potato fries spot (Guru’s) and grabbed a beet salad too. I feel terrible for the years I said that beets taste like dirt because they are now one of my favorite foods.
Beck loves to stroll around with his hands behind his back.
He does it as he waits for his samples at Costco.
We went to Costco to pick up these twinkle lights to go over the hot tub. I figured I will be spending 10% of each day in the hot tub to get through another winter, and it was time to improve the ambiance.
Later on, I ran to the store to grab something I forgot for dinner and left with this:
I got an email yesterday to register for the Big Bear Marathon. The temptation was real. There is something about getting passed at mile 25.2 after leading the whole race that has me wanting to try again, ha, BUT I need to give my body a break after Budapest. I’m telling myself I’m being smart by making this decision and only running two marathons within eight days this year and not Big Bear too;).
Big Bear was so much fun, in case anyone is thinking about it. I definitely want to do it again someday. There was snow on the sides of the road in the beginning, my kind of race.
PS The last time Andrew and I ran a race together was a half when we were dating… my dad said he knew Andrew was the one when I chose to run with him instead of race🤣. Can’t wait to run Budapest together!
Have you ever done an entire race with someone else?
Have you ever done back-to-back races?
Any foods you used to hate but now you love?
Feelings towards beets?